My Mommy's Tote: Way more than a pop-up board book
I generally forego reviewing baby and kid products that have little more going for them than cute. Given that we're all about the time-saving, problem-solving hack and not the awwww factor most products I get pitched don't make it past my inbox. But when My Mommy's Tote (Workman Publishing) arrived, I was overcome with delight in spite of myself.
Amazon describes My Mommy's Tote as an "interactive gift" and a "die-cut cornucopia." To call it a book somehow doesn't do it justice. It has the sturdy feel of a board book, but it's designed to mimic the fun of exploring Mommy's purse and finding all sorts of exotic treasures. The design is amazing, and the details are clever (check out the "No whining" button on the front). There are all sorts of removable pieces, including Mommy's laptop (nice), a wallet with credit cards, and a wipe-off board. Lots of stuff to open, spin, flip, and manipulate. Dang cute.
Win it! You've got to see this for yourself. I'll send a copy of My Mommy's Tote to one random commenter who answers the following question:
What's the most useful kid-wrangling item you keep in your purse, bag or pocket?
At the moment, mine would be chocolate-dipped Altoids. The ultimate distraction, let me tell you.
I'll pick a winner on Friday 12/14 at 5pm PST!